On our third day in Korea, we set off for Everland Resort, South Korea’s ultimate theme park destination. We rode the subway to the bus station. Then we got on a bus for an hour long ride up the mountain where Everland is located. I was actually standing the whole time since the bus was full! :p
We arrived around noon so it was time for lunch. We went in the nearest dining hall, Venezia Restaurant. I was surprised to find that it was spacious and nearly empty unlike the overcrowded Disneyland eateries. I guess it’s because we went on a weekday. 🙂
We each ordered a meal set. Hubby and daughter had Shrimp with Hamburg Steak and Rice. It was served with a side salad and a bowl of mushroom soup. It was huge and it cost around P400+.
The first attraction we visited was Pororo 3D Adventure. Pororo is a very popular penguin character in Korea. There are toys, snacks, drinks, and a whole lot of merchandise devoted to Pororo.
We watched a short skit in Korean before we were ushered into the movie theater. The 3D movie was in Korean too luckily the plot was pretty self-explanatory.
We then rode the chair lift to cross over to Everland Resort’s Zootopia.
Zootopia is the zoo section of Everland Resort. We saw a Polar Bear!
Lots of cute penguins too!
There are also seals and sea lions. 🙂
Land animals like monkeys abound as well. We wanted to go to Safari World but the line was so long we passed it up.
Everland Resort is something like 4-5x the size of Hong Kong Disneyland.
We watched an animal show involving a lot of birds. The parrot spoke in Korean too!
There’s also a petting zoo where you can interact with animals.
The kids fed guinea pigs!
They fed some cute parakeets too!
My hubby the daredevil rode that sadistic-looking roller coaster called the T Express which had something like a 10-storey drop at a 77-degree angle. I’m not nearly as daring as he is.
We were lucky we chanced upon the Tulip Festival so there were all sorts of tulips all over the park!
I didn’t know tulips came in so many colors!
For more information and discount coupons, log on to http://www.everland.com/web/multi/english/everland/main.html — we printed out discount coupons and were able to save several thousand won when we bought our tickets at the gate. Even without a discount Everland is definitely cheaper than Disneyland.
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